My daughter was born last Friday November 9th. I was kinda on the fence about breastfeeding at the time- I wanted to but I was induced early due to kidney issues. These issues may or may not send me to the hospital and or require certain procedures and medications. I will see my specialist again next week to find out. Because of all of these issues, I was afraid it would be hard to keep up with breastfeeding and I didn't want to make it challenging for my baby. In the hospital, she was taken away pretty immediately and had blood sugars tested and monitored (I also had gestational diabetes). When they brought her back several hours later, they'd already started her on formula and no one even asked if i wanted to try breastfeeding. I was overwhelmed and never said anything either. When we got home Sunday night I started having major regret about not trying to breast feed. I tried putting her at the breast twice but it ended in her screaming and me feeling horrible. Then, Tuesday at the dr we were told she had lost almost a pound since birth! They were very concerned and I didn't want to make her lose even more weight by trying breastfeeding again. Now it has been a week and I feel absolutely full of guilt and regret that I didn't try harder in the beginning. I have spoken with my pediatrician and a lactation consultant who both think it is possible for me to start now, but its not going well. I can't get baby to do anything, and I've been trying pumping but I literally get maybe 10 or 12 drops each time. Is this just hopeless or could my milk production potentially pick up again. I know I was lactating some earlier this week but now I am just barely leaking.